The Ag Highlight Reel: Watch This Dairy Dance-Off
Welcome to The Highlight Reel. Here you’ll find a recap of recent lighthearted or unusual news. These aren’t the headlines, but the funny, inspiring, or touching stories from across the agriculture industry.
Last week, people, businesses, and organizations celebrated Earth Week. Administrative professionals are being honored around the country this week.
More planting buzz dominated social media as temperatures rapidly rose across the Corn Belt, and one dairy farming family in Virginia had some extra fun during chore time.
Last Week: Earth Week
Many ag businesses and organizations celebrated the ways they care for the environment as part of Earth Week.
Our #PortArthur site celebrated #EarthDay by installing a pollinator garden, shredding documents securely, and catching employees "in the act" of recycling throughout #EarthWeek! #Sustainability #GoGreen pic.twitter.com/eVKK7vVsyl— BASF Texas (@basf_texas) April 23, 2018
This Week: Administrative Professionals Day
Administrative Professionals Day is Wednesday, April 25. Take a moment to thank the secretaries, administrative assistants, receptionists, and others who are essential to your farm’s success. Share how you’re honoring them by using #AdministrativeProfessionalsDay on social media.
Facebook: Dairy Dance Off
The cows move their feed away and out of reach as they eat so each day the farmers have to push it back. This family of dairy farmers in Virginia had a little fun and danced their way through the chore.
Twitter: Save Time Next Planting Season
Iowa farmer Randy Francois has a tip for fellow farmers getting ready for planting season. Save time hooking up the planter next year by snapping a photo on your phone.
One of the best ideas I have had was a couple years ago I took pictures of the inside of the Cab and Outside for all the SCV and electric hookups on planter. Each year I pull the old pic up and makes it very simple. Recommend to everyone when cleaning up planter. #AgTwitter— Randy Francois (@rjfran23) April 20, 2018
Trending: Sorghum Interest Spikes
Google search traffic for sorghum increased sharply this week as it became a topic of discussion in ongoing trade disputes with China. Here’s the latest news from Agriculture.com.
Awards & Scholarships: Nominate an Iowa Farmer for Conservation Award
The June 1, 2018, deadline to nominate an Iowa farmer for the 2018 Conservation Farmer of the Year Award is rapidly approaching. Recognize a farmer in your community who has made outstanding contributions to soil conservation and water quality by submitting their name and a short summary to your county Soil & Water Conservation District Office. The award is presented by the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Iowa Farm Bureau.